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Redskins sign 4-time All-Pro RB Peterson

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.

The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De'Veon Smith.

Peterson, 33, joins his fourth team as he enters what would be his 12th NFL season. The 2012 MVP is 12th all-time in rushing with 12,276 yards and needs 37 to pass Jim Brown.


Bears LB Floyd might play through injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears are uncertain whether outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and tight end Adam Shaheen will be available to start the regular season after suffering injuries Saturday in a 24-23 preseason win at Denver.

Floyd underwent surgery Sunday to repair a broken bone in his right hand. Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that Floyd's hand won't be healed by the Sept. 9 season opener at Green Bay but that Floyd may play through the injury.


Vikes keep rookie K Carlson over Forbath

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have released kicker Kai Forbath, completing their plan to turn over the job to rookie Daniel Carlson.

Forbath was let go on Monday after one of his two field goal attempts in Minnesota's exhibition game on Saturday missed by hitting the right upright. Since the Vikings drafted Carlson in the fifth round out of Auburn, Forbath's time with the team was bound to be limited.


Rams extend RT Havenstein through 2022

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein on Monday agreed to terms of a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

Havenstein has started 43 games over the past three seasons since being drafted in the second round in 2015.


Titans lose another DB as Reed put on IR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans' secondary has taken another hit with cornerback Kalen Reed becoming their third defensive back to get placed on injured reserve this preseason.

Reed joins safety Jonathan Cyprien and cornerback Tye Smith. Cyprien, who started 10 games for the Titans last season, tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a noncontact play in practice.


Broncos place oft-injured G Watson on IR

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Menelik Watson's time in Denver is over because he's hurt and buried on the depth chart.

The Broncos placed Watson on IR Monday with a chest injury and intend to release him once he's healthy. That means the Broncos will take a $6.83 million salary cap hit this year.


Seahawks release longtime P Ryan

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have released punter Jon Ryan, who had been the longest-tenured member of the team.

Ryan posted a lengthy goodbye to the Seahawks and their fans on social media Monday morning.


Tirico to host Football Night In America

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Tirico is adding to his many duties at NBC by taking over as studio host for "Football Night In America."

Tirico, who also does play by play on Notre Dame games and a slew of other hosting assignments, replaces Dan Patrick. Tirico joins Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison on the Sunday night program that has been the most-watched studio show in sports since 2006.


Cowboys G Martin avoids ligament damage

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys received the good news they expected after a preseason knee injury to Zack Martin, the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

Two people with knowledge of the diagnosis said Sunday that Martin has no structural damage in his hyperextended left knee and should be ready for the opener.


Bengals release S Iloka, Bates to start

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have released safety George Iloka, clearing the way for rookie Jessie Bates III to move into a starting role.

The seventh-year safety has been sharing time during preseason games with Bates, a second-round pick out of Wake Forest who was given a chance to win the job at the outset.